The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Third Reformed Church
1009 Hermitage Street SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506

Sanctuary

OHS Database ID 36086.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been relocated and is no longer at this location.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition September 14, 2019.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 22 stops. 37 registers. 16 ranks. 1043 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in center chambers at the front of the room with visible façade pipes or case front. Traditional style console with roll top.

Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Identified from factory documents and publications courtesy of Stephen Schnurr. (Database Manager. July 13, 2008)
  • Updated through on-line information from Chad Boorsma -- Organ was moved to the congregation's new facility in 1968. (Database Manager. June 17, 2009)
  • Updated through on-line information from Chad Boorsma -- The company that moved the organ is not known. (Database Manager. June 18, 2009)
  • Updated through on-line information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. November 2, 2009)

Online Documents

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Photographs

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Church Exterior. Image from Church Anniversary Book 1950-03-02

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Stoplist

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  • Typed stoplist from Chad Boorsma. Source: Möller factory specifications from the OHS Archives
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
    THIRD REFORMED CHURCH
    
    M.P. Möller    Opus 8870     16 ranks     1954
    ___________________________________________________________________
    
    GREAT: (separately enclosed)          SWELL: (separately enclosed)
      8' Diapason          61               16' Quintade           85
      8' Bourdon           61                8' Rohrflöte
      8' Gemshorn          61                8' Salicional         73
      4' Octave            61                8' Voix Celeste [TC]  61
     II  Grave Mixture    122                4' Principal          73    
         Chimes (Maas)     21 bells          4' Nachthorn          73
         Tremolo                             2' Flautino       
         Great 16                          III  Plein Jeu         183      
         Great Unison Off                    8' Trompette          85      
         Great 4                             4' Clarion             
                                                Chimes             GT          
    PEDAL:                                      Tremolo
     16' Subbass           32*                  Swell 16
     16' Quintade          SW                   Swell Unison Off
      8' Bourdon           12*                  Swell 4
      8' Rohrflöte         SW
      4' Rohrflöte         SW  
    
      * unenclosed          
    
    COUPLERS:
      8' Great to Pedal                      4' Great to Pedal
      8' Swell to Pedal                      4' Swell to Pedal
     16' Swell to Great                      8' Swell to Great
      4' Swell to Great                                
               
    [Received online from Chad Boorsma • June 18, 2009]
  • Click Here Typed stoplist from Chad Boorsma. Source: Möller factory specifications from the OHS Archives Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.